Benton, Illinois

South Marcum Campground

Benton, Illinois



Benton, Illinois
Phone: (618) 724-2493

Sites: 161
Recent Rate: $12 6/2015

Latitude: 38.034123718465
Longitude: -88.9469003677368

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Alaska Jim

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park located about 5 miles from I-57. Lots of wildlife in the area. Check-in was very pleasant. Friendly folks at gate. Good paved roads wide enough for big rigs to maneuver. Site access is angled for easy backing. The 30 amp service was very reliable. The kind and considerate folks a few sites down allowed their yellow lab to run free for the two days we were here. It made it impossible for us to walk our dog (on a leash) in that area of the park. I told the park attendant but never saw a ranger during our stay. Verizon and ATT phone service worked fine. Had 10-12 over the air channels. Was able to get a satellite signal through the treetops but had to work for it. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User3574

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very good campground with paved pads and concrete patio areas. Sometimes hard to reserve. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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dmoore1108

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great Corps of Engineer campground. The grounds are well maintained, the staff is very helpful and the restrooms/showers were clean. The rate we paid reflects the Senior Pass discount. Rates range from $12 for tent sites to $36 for full hook-ups. Full hook-up sites are limited. They include #'s 14 thru 18 in Owl's Roost loop (reservable; Sites 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, and 30 on the Beaver Lodge loop (non-reservable); Sites 49 thru 54 and 60 thru 63 on the Buck Ridge loop (reservable); Sites 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 77, 79, 80 thru 84, 115, 116, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, and 129 on the Covey Point loop (reservable); and Site 137 on the Whispering Pines loop (non-reservable). Excellent tent sites are available on the lake and are level with fire rings and picnic tables. We spent 3 nights and had several deer walk through our site including a doe with 3 fawns and 2 buck with 4 points each. What a sight. Some sites require side to side and front to back leveling, but the majority are either flat or only require front to back leveling. The campground is easy to get to off of I-57. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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LTV camper

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is campground heaven! Tall trees, paved roads & sites (our #84 was right next to a private bathroom & shower, and was on a lake-side peninsula) on Rend Lake. There is lots of room (about 50 feet) between sites & screening trees between. Quiet & beautiful spot, but only 3 miles from I-57. Best of all, our America the Beautiful Senior Pass meant that our regular fee of @24 for full hookups was only $12. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Motorhome.

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T

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Some new bathrooms, asphalt pads, and additional sewer hookups ( and some sites) were added to this campground in 2011. This campground is usually full, and has many waterfront sites on a large and busy COE lake. It's close to a boat ramp and the dam. Walmart is about 2-3 miles. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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tbax46

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large and manicured campground. It's on the shore of the very large Rend Lake. Far enough out of town to be quiet, but close enough if you need to run in for supplies. Some of the sites may require some leveling, but the cost and the hookups are worth it. The sites near the shoreline are generally electric only but as you move away from the shore, you get full hookups. Even though it is wooded, We were still able to get satellite reception. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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sunnybrook02

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is Closed for the 2010 season for construction. Check with the Corp of Engineers Benton, IL for reopening. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jlcarter1975

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here previous to our travel trailer purchase. It rained extremely hard over Labor Day weekend so now we no longer tent camp. Our site would not have accommodated a trailer with a slide or allowed one to put up the awning, but the website warned of this. There were many pine trees to provide a great deal of shade and the sites were far apart from each other. The facilities were clean and you could use the swimming beach for free with your campers ticket on the rear view mirror. It was a nice lakeside beach. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Tent.

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JShkNBak

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome, awesome campsite. We thought it was very spacious and clean. The views of the sunset by the lake were goregous! We would love to stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 46

Overall Rating:      

Large COE campground at the south end of Rend Lake, by the dam. Sites are generous size and private - you don't feel cramped or closed in. There is 1 large extremely clean and well maintained shower house among the 5 camping loops, with smaller comfort stations scattered about in each loop. Nice views of the lake - in some areas you can keep your boat tied up at your site. Courteous camp hosts. There are 2 dump stations. This campground is about 10 minutes outside the town of Benton, where there is a Wal-mart and several restaurants. It's a great campground for fishermen. We camped at South Marcum Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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